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Planning Committee

Chair Lane Cleroux, Councillor Doug Humphries

Pulic Advisory Members: Lisa Branje, Bob Johnston, and Bob Cassidy

See Council Packages for Planning Agendas

1.          Mandate

The Planning Committee is a standing Committee of Council of the Township of Horton.  It reviews for recommendation to Council reports, policies, projects and levels of service specific to Planning functions.

2.          Focus

The Planning Committee’s areas of focus are generally as follows:

  • Planning Act & Provincial Policy Statement Matters
  • Zoning and Official Plan
  • Severances
  • Development Agreements
  • Agriculture
  • Community Improvement Plan & Grants
  • Committee of Adjustment, including Minor Variances

3.          Composition

The Planning Committee is comprised of all members of Council and up to three Public Advisory Members.  The Chair and the Co-Chair shall be appointed on the recommendation of the Mayor.  The Public Advisory Members are chosen by Council, through an application-based system, per Term of Council. Public Advisory Members must be a property owner, majority shareholder, resident or tenant of the Township and is to provide input on Committees in an advisory capacity.

The Chair will preside over the portion of the Council Meeting dedicated to Planning items and serves as a sounding board and Council-liaison for the responsible departments.

The Mayor is ex-officio on every Standing Committee of Council.  The Mayor may participate fully in the meeting business, however, shall not be counted as part of the quorum nor make recommendations.